A:Bottled water comes in sizes as small as 8 ounces per bottle and as large as 2.5 gallons per fridge pack. Purified water may also be bought in 5-gallon jugs for use with commercial coolers in offices and warehouses.
A:Brandy can be mixed with Coke. A classic brandy and Coke cocktail can be made by mixing 1.5 ounces of brandy with 4.5 ounces of Coke. This cocktail is best served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge.
A:The average temperature of drinking water varies by geographical location; in Milwaukee, the average temperature of cold tap water is 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature of drinking water can change depending on the time of year, the location where the water temperature is being measured and different environmental factors, including the presence of manufacturing plants and natural bodies of water.
A:A gallon of apple cider is made from approximately one-third of a bushel, or 36 apples. Composed of these fruits and nothing else, apple cider has no cholesterol and is a good source of potassium and iron.
A:Buttermilk tastes creamy and tangy; it is similar in taste to plain yogurt. If it tastes bitter, then it is spoiled. Buttermilk is a cultured dairy product that provides a level acidity to recipes that call for it.
A:All you need for scampi sauce is 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of dry white wine, salt and ground black pepper. This sauce is usually served with shrimp, pasta or rice as an accompaniment.
A:Pork reheats safely in both microwave and conventional ovens. It is important to reheat pork to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit to destroy microorganisms and make it safe for consumption.
A:Wax paper is a good substitute for parchment paper, except when baking. Wax paper is not heat resistant and should not be used in an oven, as the wax could melt or ignite. When baking, a Silpat baking mat may be used instead of parchment paper.
A:Wasabi can be made easily by combining wasabi powder with cold water. Buying the right powder, knowing the right proportions to follow and what the final consistency should be are important criteria when making a good wasabi paste.
A:To make homemade macaroni and cheese, cook the macaroni pasta and add to a sauce of butter, flour, eggs, milk, dry mustard, cheddar cheese, salt, ground black pepper and seasoned salt. For alternative flavors, add cayenne pepper, paprika or thyme to the sauce.
A:The fastest way to soften hard bread is to wrap it in a damp paper towel, and put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds on high heat. The amount of time that it takes to soften the bread will depend on the wattage of the microwave. Weaker microwaves will need longer than those with higher watts. It is important to place the hard bread on a microwave-safe dish to avoid causing any damage to the dish. Also, make sure that the paper towel is not soaking wet, just damp.
A:The style of pizza eaten today in the United States originated in Naples, Italy. The poorer citizens of Naples primarily lived outdoors, so they needed fast meals that could be eaten outdoors. Flat breads with toppings fulfilled the need, which developed in the 18th and 19th century.
A:Avocado oil is high in vitamin E, which is essential for skin and hair health. The fruit also has more potassium than a banana, and helps the body maintain its fluid and electrolyte balance. Avocados also have the ability to boost immune system function. The oil of avocados may also have antiseptic properties, according to a June 2010 issue of the "Revue de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale" Journal.
A:Distilled water may have chlorine in it if special steps are not taken to remove it. Distillation involves boiling water and condensing the steam into a clean container. If done correctly, the water should be cleaner, but toxins may still exist.
A:Raw olives are not poisonous. However, they have a bitter taste before they are processed. They are typically cured using one of several methods that remove the bitter substance oleuropein. Curing methods include the use of liquid brine and drying between salt layers.
A:A cup of rice weighs approximately 7 ounces, according to Traditional Oven's conversion calculator. The exact weight of 1 cup of rice varies depending on the type of grain, whether the rice is cooked, how tightly packed the grains are and whether the measurement is a metric or U.S. cup.
A:It takes approximately one portion of dried parsley to equal three portions of fresh chopped parsley, whether the measurement is teaspoons, tablespoons or cups. For example, 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes equals 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley. This ratio applies to all herbs, including oregano, thyme, rosemary and basil.
A:When measuring by the egg only, a single medium egg is equal to a large egg for recipe use, according to About Food. The ratio changes as larger amounts of eggs are required, with five medium eggs needed to equal four large eggs.